New jobs are coming to the Upper Peninsula in the near future.
Anchor Coupling, a company that makes couplings and hose assemblies for construction equipment will soon be adding 100 new jobs at their facility in Menominee. The creation of the jobs became viable after the company consolidated three different facilities in northern Illinois and decided it would be a financially smart move to bring those jobs to the U.P.
Facility Manager Brad Fix said, “There are actually about 35 folks who have decided to make the transition from northern Illinois up here to Menominee, which will give us a good start, but that still leaves approximately 100 jobs that we have to fill.”
Their current facility is where they produce the metal ends that go on the hose assemblies. The new hires will work in another, nearby, building where they will attach those metal ends to the hoses.
“What we’re doing is we’re actually purchasing a building that’s directly across the street; it’s very, very local. It’s primarily warehouse at this point but we’ll be retrofitting it, upgrading it into a manufacturing facility,” Fix said.
Anchor has some upcoming job fairs for those interested: at the Island Resort & Casino in Escanaba August 7th; at their facility in Menominee on August 11th; at Michigan Works in Hancock on August 13th; and at the MSU Extension Office in Stephenson on August 14th.
Anchor Coupling is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc., which is who 90% of Anchor’s products go to.